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    Cutting your own hair

    Does anyone use electric cutter to shave or cut your own hair?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sito40 View Post
    Does anyone use electric cutter to shave or cut your own hair?

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    Funny that you mention this because I just cut my own hair for the very first time last weekend.


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    Who would have thought this would be a topic of conversation. I thought i was one in a million.

    I have cut my own hair for the most part, for the past 20 years. I usually go really short because it grows really quick. 0 on the sides and 3-6 on top. not to difficult once you get the hang of it.


    As of late, i have gone more and more to the barber shop because well im getting lazy to do it my self and have more money these days to just pay someone.



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    LOL... had too...

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    Wait for it, wait for it...*poof*

    This thread is now in the OC where it should be.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FeedTheWolf View Post
    Funny that you mention this because I just cut my own hair for the very first time last weekend.


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    How was your experience with cutting hair? Was it awful?

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    The first few times I cut my own hair I had to wear a hat for a few weeks, Lol. It took about 3 or 4 tries to get it right. Been doing it now for about 3 years. My hair grows really fast and I need to cut it about every 1.5-2 weeks.
    Just do it Captain, it's only hair, it'll grow back.

    Shouldn't this be in off topic- unless you are cutting your hair while riding.

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    Yup, do my own buzz.

    Saves me $$. Wife's hair style $ is rediculous....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CUP-TON View Post
    The first few times I cut my own hair I had to wear a hat for a few weeks, Lol. It took about 3 or 4 tries to get it right. Been doing it now for about 3 years. My hair grows really fast and I need to cut it about every 1.5-2 weeks.
    Just do it Captain, it's only hair, it'll grow back.

    Shouldn't this be in off topic- unless you are cutting your hair while riding.
    Which setting do you use? How do you cut it from the back of the head?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sito40 View Post
    Which setting do you use? How do you cut it from the back of the head?

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    I use 1/2" on the sides and 5/8" on top and back. It took me a while to get the back right, but now I just blindly run the 5/8".
    Don't worry about the back of your head, only your boyfriend is going to see that. Hehehe.
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    I've been cutting my own hair for about 3 years. I just do a buzz cut, but got tired of paying someone to cut my hair and having fix all the spots they missed when I got home.

    Here's what I use. A little overkill, but I like the quality and they paid for themselves fairly quickly.

    Main haircut:
    https://www.amazon.com/Wahl-Professi...ds=wahl+senior

    Guides for haircut. These are far superior than the flimsy guides that come with clippers:
    https://www.amazon.com/Wahl-Professi...l+guides&psc=1

    Trimming around ears and neck:
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    Quote Originally Posted by sito40 View Post
    How was your experience with cutting hair? Was it awful?

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    It wasnít bad at all. I think Iím gonna do it from now on. First I shaved it all down to a 7, then I did a 4 on the sides but next time I might try a 2 or 3 on the sides. As far as doing the back, my wife helped me at first but she was scared and so I took the clippers and just ran it straight up the back numerous times. Donít follow the line of your head but just go straight up when your head starts to curve. Thatís how I did it anyway and it looks fine. She did the edge up though. That part I still need to learn.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    A friend of mine said his Dad used a Flowbee on him and his brothers when they were young. Now they are all bald. Coincidence? I think not.
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    Go this route..

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    Quote Originally Posted by toadmeister View Post
    Yup, do my own buzz.

    Saves me $$. Wife's hair style $ is rediculous....

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    And yore spelling is attroshus!

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    Been cutting my own for over 25 years. I like short, cool (temp) easy to care for hair which lends itself to basic Wahl electric clippers with plastic depth guides.

    Typically #2 guide all over, followed by the tapered guide on the sides & back, then bare trimmer to clean up over ears and straighten out the back. I do the back blindly by visualization and feel.

    Because the trimmers last for many many many years I think my initial cost has been divided by all these years to where my hair cuts average now about $1.60 annually.

    I've got better stuff to spend money on than a basic hair cut...like bike parts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sito40 View Post
    Does anyone use electric cutter to shave or cut your own hair?
    Yes. Many years ago I realized a few things. Firstly, no haircut was going to make me look young and handsome. Secondly, I didn't really care about that very much and lastly that a set of electric clipper cost the same as one haircut. My quick guess is that I've saved close to £2'000 in haircuts.

    About six months ago I thought I'd treat myself to a shop haircut, just to see if I was missing anything. Nope.

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    Does anyone use electric cutter to shave or cut your own hair?

    Nope....

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    I'm a hair farmer and have been cutting mine every week for over 20 years. I'm currently using an Oster Model 10 and it's the best clipper I've ever used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkrowe View Post
    I'm a hair farmer and have been cutting mine every week for over 20 years. I'm currently using an Oster Model 10 and it's the best clipper I've ever used.
    This, have an Oster and gives the best cut possible, beautiful machine.

    https://www.amazon.com/Oster-Classic...X8SJV65J8RS9TT

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    Clippers from Marshalls for $8 have allowed me to cut my own hair for the past 6 years.

    Sometimes I'll have the SO do touch ups behind my ears or on the back of my neck. Otherwise, I'm good to go.

    I like having a mirror, so I save the plastic covers from my dry cleaning, split them in two, and put one on the floor, one on the countertop. Roll them up when done and cleanup is finished.

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    Did mine last week for the first time in 20 years, and it wasn't too bad. I had gone years without going into a salon, but wanted some style eventually after getting tired of the buzz cuts. It's been so hot lately I decided to go for it again. I have one of those medicine cabinets with the three mirrored doors so I can see enough of each side of my neck to get the back pretty good. I might try letting the top grow out bit and keep the sides tight.
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    You guys should chill out. Take some weeds!

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    Man, no wonder so many of you guys are bachelors. Don't you have mirrors in your homes?

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    I have executive hair so, no.

    Not really, my hair is usually a mess.
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    Is "executive hair" a style?

    I usually ask for a "men's haircut" when I go in.
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    I actually like going for a haircut, been going to the same girl for a long time. I get shampoo, masssage, beard trimmed, she is super funny, and very cute.

    Best $30 I spend once every 2/3 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    You can still buy 'em. https://www.ebay.com/i/232843424143?chn=ps

    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    I usually ask for a "men's haircut" when I go in.
    People like you are why I can't go anywhere that provides an inexpensive haircut. I could tell those damn fools to give me a perm and they'd give me a high-and-tight. It doesn't matter what you tell them. Same damn cut for men. Screw that shit. So I shop around until I find someone who does a good job. Finally found a good one in Asheville. He's been cutting my hair for awhile now. Just got a cut and beard trim this evening after work, actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Is "executive hair" a style?

    I usually ask for a "men's haircut" when I go in.
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    I have been cutting my own hair for years.. #1 buzz cut.

    GF is a salon owner. Only time I see the inside is when it need painted or repairs done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    You can still buy 'em. https://www.ebay.com/i/232843424143?chn=ps



    People like you are why I can't go anywhere that provides an inexpensive haircut. I could tell those damn fools to give me a perm and they'd give me a high-and-tight. It doesn't matter what you tell them. Same damn cut for men. Screw that shit. So I shop around until I find someone who does a good job. Finally found a good one in Asheville. He's been cutting my hair for awhile now. Just got a cut and beard trim this evening after work, actually.
    lol, I was half joking, and usually joke around with the stylist about what that actually means.

    I went to Supercuts once a long time ago and had a flat top in like 10 seconds, I was pissed! There was a male stylist at Great Clips last time I went, and I was sitting there hoping I wouldn't have to have a guy cut my hair, I don't know why but it weirded me out. I've been going to Sport Clips where it's mostly chicks in yoga pants, but the service is hit or miss depending on the stylist. I had found a cool older gal at Great Clips who sported short spiky bleached blond hair that really knew what she was doing, but she retired.
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    All youse guys using electric clippers are just plain rookies. If you want to be all DIY haircuts, use scissors and no mirror. Do it by feel, while walking through the woods. Put your fingers through your hair next to your scalp and cut just above your fingers. Use a razor on your neck to trim the fuzz clean. And for goodness sake, shave that ridiculous beard and moustache if you want a woman to kiss you, unless you're a genuine mountain man or a civil war soldier, in which case you're okay. There, I said it.

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    Thinking the mullet was born by a man who only owned one mirror.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    People like you are why I can't go anywhere that provides an inexpensive haircut. I could tell those damn fools to give me a perm and they'd give me a high-and-tight. It doesn't matter what you tell them. Same damn cut for men. Screw that shit. So I shop around until I find someone who does a good job. Finally found a good one in Asheville. He's been cutting my hair for awhile now. Just got a cut and beard trim this evening after work, actually.
    Iím the same way, of course I have a full head of hair, bald thread jab there. Once I find a good one I stick with him or her until one of us moves on. Then itís off in search of another that actually has skill in cutting and not just buzzing with an electric razor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    And yore spelling is attroshus!
    So are grammer and spelling Nazis

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    Picard I think you should just go to your local barber shop, that's what I do. $20 a month or so aint nothing. Don't be scared, and don't go to a "salon"

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    You poor poor man... your hair is so important to your image. Buzz cut it and be done.

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    When I lived in Japan, they'd always try to turn me into Elvis when I got my hair cut. And it was expensive, like $70 back in the '90s. But they would give you a head massage and coffee.
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    Wahl. Tractor Supply. $45. new pair every couple years.
    Even buzz it in the wintertime. I'm bald on top, so it doesn't matter anyway.
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    My wife does mine, but I could do it my self if I
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    Quote Originally Posted by CUP-TON View Post
    The first few times I cut my own hair I had to wear a hat for a few weeks, Lol. It took about 3 or 4 tries to get it right. Been doing it now for about 3 years. My hair grows really fast and I need to cut it about every 1.5-2 weeks.
    Just do it Captain, it's only hair, it'll grow back.

    Shouldn't this be in off topic- unless you are cutting your hair while riding.

    The Captain's next topic " Waxing Your Boys"
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    Been cutting my own for probably close to 15 years now. I previously had really wavy hair but shaved down completely for Worlds Greatest Shave, it was called "Crop a Cop" Day back when I did it. I was worried about how it would grow back so just kept it short ever since. I started paying a barber but just thought that was wasted money so bought some clippers. As my hair has thinned and I've developed my solar panel for the sex organs I just use the 3mm comb with the clippers on the short setting and cut that length all over. Really easy to do but the crown might need to be hit from a few different directions.

    Once you've been doing it as long as I have you get really good of working out what is going on in the back by just the feel of it. So good, even this is possible.

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    Ive been cutting my own now for 5 or 6 years. I got tired of paying 20.00 every two weeks for a cut.

    The first few times were a bit sketchy, but you get used to it fairly quickly. I use a 6 or 7 on the top most times, and a 1 on the sides. Then just blend it at the crown. Its not very difficult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    We rock the flowbee in our house. I'm not kidding. 2 minute buzz cuts and no cleanup. Paid for itself 10 time over, saved me tons of time and $$ over going to get it done, and I don't have weird people touching my head. My brothers are going bald, both older and younger, still got a full head of hair, so I think the flowbee is the cure for male pattern baldness.
    I would advise not taking my advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sito40 View Post
    I wax my boys too

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    man.... if l tried to wax my boys, Child Services would be on me like white on rice, but l do wax my nuts (back, crack & sack)
    always mad and usually drunk......

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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post
    ...don't go to a "salon"
    I miss having access to a good barber shop. Went to one when I lived in TX. There was a good one in Indianapolis, but it was so far out of my way that I didn't go often. Fact of the matter is, they don't exist everywhere. I tried a couple that looked promising when I moved here. One provided good cuts, but instead of sports on the television, they played conspiracy theory TV. Big, fat nope. The most promising-looking place had a car/garage theme. All the barbers kept their stuff in rolling tool boxes. It was very "manly" but that was a place I went where I told the barber exactly what I wanted (LOW fade) and still got a high-and-tight. Another nope.

    Best thing about barber shops is getting a hot lather straight razor shave.

    I have learned to go wherever I need to go in order to get a good haircut, though. Sometimes that means a salon, but it always means finding a specific person I trust to cut my hair.

    Chain places like Sport Clips are a scourge.

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    You guys are lucky.
    If I tried to wax my crack I think my intestines would come with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    You guys are lucky.
    If I tried to wax my crack I think my intestines would come with it.
    Yep, that's why I just go with braids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    Yep, that's why I just go with braids.
    I'm thinking a Nair bath. One and done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    I'm thinking a Nair bath. One and done.
    I hear that burns

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    I hear that burns
    Try doing lines of Nair to get rid of nose hair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    Yep, that's why I just go with braids.
    I am guessing braids with beads!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sito40 View Post
    Does anyone use electric cutter to shave or cut your own hair?

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    Yep. First few times took a long time but I am now down to 20 minutes or so and no waiting around!

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    Yep, been cutting my hair for about 5 years. I typically wear my hair short, so I can't screw it up too bad. I also have a lot of ball caps for insurance...lol

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    I shave my own head roughly every week and a half. My GF used to do it...but its like pulling teeth to get her to do it. She bought me a trimmer that fits in the palm of my hand so I can do it myself.

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    I've been cutting my own hair for nearly 20 years.
    One gear is all you need.

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    I'm half bald so I clip what's left with a cheap clipper. I use he plastic 1/8 gauge. Freedom !
    High on dopamine

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    I've been cutting my own hair for over 20 years. #2 on the sides and #4 on top. Saves time and money.

    Tips-

    Get a good quality clipper and attachments (not $200, but not $19)
    Use a cleaner/lubricant spray on the blade after each use
    Sharpen the clipper blade once or twice a year
    Unless you are really good, you will need help trimming up the back of your neck.

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    I shave mine down to zero with an electric clipper and then let it grow until it starts to need combing, and shave it again. I will sometimes neaten it up around the ears between shaves if I don't feel like doing the full treatment.
    I have been doing this for 20 years or so.

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    At some point along the way as I grew older, I realized that my dad looked like a disheveled mess most of the time, and I couldn't figure it out. At some point, I said something to a sister or my mom or someone and was made aware of the fact that he had started cutting his own hair somewhere along the way. It suddenly came clear to me what I'd been seeing all this time.

    I've thought forever that I could do a good job cutting someone else's hair with just a little practice, but it is hard to imagine getting it right working on my own head. Maybe sometime I'll try it - can always go to the barber to fix it, or just cut it all off and start over bald.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladmo View Post
    At some point along the way as I grew older, I realized that my dad looked like a disheveled mess most of the time, and I couldn't figure it out. At some point, I said something to a sister or my mom or someone and was made aware of the fact that he had started cutting his own hair somewhere along the way. It suddenly came clear to me what I'd been seeing all this time.

    I've thought forever that I could do a good job cutting someone else's hair with just a little practice, but it is hard to imagine getting it right working on my own head. Maybe sometime I'll try it - can always go to the barber to fix it, or just cut it all off and start over bald.
    I pay someone to make me look like a disheveled mess. You mean I could have been doing it myself all these years?
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